P.S. 304 EARLY CHILDHOOD LAB SCHOOL

Welcome to Mr. Mascolo's Physical Education Class

    

Mission Statement

MISSION STATEMENT

My program has been designed to help your child develop the physical competence that leads to confidence and participation in physical activity for a lifetime.  This will also include overall body health and awareness.  As teachers we recognize that children are at different developmental levels with a variety of needs and interests.  For this reason, I will attempt to provide all of the children with learning experiences that are beneficial, enjoyable and safe.

 September 2016

 

Dear Parent/Guardian,

A new school year has begun!  On behalf of the P.S. 304 Physical Education program I would like to take a moment to describe our program and what you can expect your child to learn over the course of the year. 

A program has been designed to help your child develop the physical competence that leads to confidence and participation in physical activity for a lifetime.  Some of the things that will be focused on to contribute to your child’s physical health and well being are:

  • Movement Concepts: In the early grades (K-2) the variety of ways we travel (e.g. running, skipping, hopping), spatial awareness, body awareness, changes of directions and speeds, and different ways to balance, jump, and land will be emphasized.  In the upper grades (3-5), students begin to understand what makes the body move, through the identification of certain muscles and bones in the body.
  • Skill Themes: In grades K-2nd Basic motor skills (throwing, catching, kicking, volleying, and striking).  In grades 3rd -5th the children are taught how to use these fundamental skills in games, sports, and rhythmical movement.  Some new units this year will be Speedball, Circus Arts, and Karate just to name a few.
  • Wellness Concepts: Students learn to identify healthy and unhealthy foods and the importance of improving cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength, and flexibility.
  • Personal Living Skills/Character Education: At all levels, students will participate in a variety of games and activities that encourage traits like, responsibility, kindness, cooperation, and putting forth one’s best effort (to name a few).

As teachers we recognize that children are at different developmental levels with a variety of needs and interests.  For this reason, I will attempt to provide all of the children with learning experiences that are beneficial, enjoyable and safe.  In order to maintain optimal safety precautions, please make sure to read the following guidelines (on the reverse side of this paper) that are observed in physical education class.  Thank You for your cooperation.  I look forward to a wonderful and fun-filled year with your child.

 

Respectfully,

 

Phil Mascolo

-Physical Education Teacher

 

P.S. 304 Elementary

Physical Education

  • Please make certain that your child is wearing sneakers and comfortable clothing on physical education days. Appropriate sneakers are the ones that have velcro, laces, or zippers.  Straps, slides, and slip-ons are not acceptableHeelies must NOT be worn in school or in Physical Education class at any time.  If they do not wear the proper types of sneakers they will not be allowed to participate in class that day, and will be marked unprepared.  They may bring their sneakers in a bag.

 

  • No jewelry (rings, necklaces, hanging earrings, watches, bracelets) may be worn during physical education class.

 

  • A student may tape newly pierced ears for six (6) weeks for their own safety.

 

  • Weather permitting, classes may be held outside. A sweatshirt or warm-up jacket is recommended.  If it is warmer outside and you feel that your child needs sun block please apply it before school.

 

  • Please remind all students to report all injuries incurred during physical education class to the physical education teacher immediately.

 

  • Eyeglasses may be worn during class. An elastic strap is recommended to keep glasses from flying off during activity.

 

EXEMPTIONS FROM PHYSICAL EDUCATION CLASS:

Your child must participate in physical education classes unless you send a note FROM A PHYSICIAN indicating a temporary exclusion from participating.  The physician’s note must indicate a diagnosis (reason for exclusion) and a specific date of return.  The phrase “until further notice” is not acceptable.

The school nurse may also exempt your child from physical education class if the child is ill/injured on the day of the assigned physical education class.  If a parent/guardian wants their child to miss physical education class (due to a medical problem not yet brought to the attention of a doctor) the parent must send the school nurse a not requesting a one-day exclusion.  Exclusion from physical education class also excludes the child from recess, intramurals, and interscholastic activities.

 

TO ALL PARENTS IN GRADES K-5

Hi Parents,

Please make sure your child is wearing appropriate sneakers on their Physical Education days.  Appropriate sneakers have shoe laces, velcro or zippers covering the entire foot.   STUDENTS CANNOT WEAR BOOTS, SANDALS, FLIP FLOPS, CROCS, SLIPPERS, OR FLATS.  

*On in climate weather days, students can bring their sneakers in a plastic bag to change into.